5 Tips to Keep Your Clothes Looking Fab While Traveling
While traveling can be amazing for our psyche, self-esteem and mind, it can also turn out to be extremely tough on our clothes. This Holiday break – whether you’re heading off to a rural retreat or an urban jungle – be sure to follow our packing and clothing-care tips to keep your winter faves safe and your bags light. Tidy up and enjoy a vacation that’ll help you unwind, rather than unravel.
Tip 1: Roll your clothes.
Rolling instead of folding your clothes not only prevents wrinkles, but it also saves space. This easy technique works well for shorts, socks, synthetic T-shirts and tank tops, some pajamas and sweats.
Tip 2: Double-bag your liquids.
No matter how tightly you think the top of that shampoo bottle is screwed on, it’s better to be safe than sorry. While packing, separate your liquids from your clothes by putting liquids in double-lined plastic bags.
Tip 3: Pack an uh-oh tee.
No matter how non-clumsy you think you may be, be sure to always carry an extra tee when you go out exploring. Stains happen, so a quick change of clothes is key.
Tip 4: When you don’t have an iron, take a hot shower.
You don’t need an iron to stay wrinkle-free. Simply hang your clothes up in your bathroom when you take a hot shower, and let the steam get rid of unwanted wrinkles. Or try a fabric smoother such as Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, which works quickly and leaves a light, fresh scent behind.
Tip 5: Use dry-cleaning bags.
Dry-cleaning bags can be useful tools when traveling. Use one to separate delicate fabrics from rougher ones. Or use one to keep your sweaters safe from friction that might cause pilling or fuzz. As you near the end of your trip, tie a knot at one end of a bag to use it as a dirty clothes hamper!
When traveling for an extended period of time, be sure to pack laundry tools you use on a regular basis such as a Downy Ball. Many hotel washing machines are much older and the Downy Ball helps soften beach towels and blankets without the added hassle.
Article written by Downy Ball, edited by Rosa Sanchez